The Serials Unit supports the mission of Hunter Library in part by acquiring, processing, and providing bibliographic, electronic and physical access to serials. Serials encompass periodicals, continuations, indexes, and newspapers in a variety of formats including paper, microform, CD-ROM, and online. The department further assists faculty, staff, and students by providing information regarding serials.
What is a Serial?
A serial is a publication in any medium issued in successive parts bearing numeric or chronological designations and intended to be continued indefinitely. Serials include periodicals; newspapers; annuals (reports, yearbooks, etc.); the journals, memoirs, proceedings, transactions, etc., of societies; and numbered monographic series.
-- Anglo American Cataloging Rules 2nd Edition, 1988 revision